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Unable to Delete YouTube?

I've been trying to delete YouTube off of my Onn. Roku Smart TV for months. I delete it the way I have successfully removed any other channel I didn't want and then within the next 10 minutes it's been reinstalled. It wouldn't be an issue if not for the inappropriate things on the platform I don't want my child watching anymore. (I tried to put on the censors in the app but some things still slide through, so I'd rather her just not have access anymore.)

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Re: Unable to Delete YouTube?


Is it possible your daughter just keeps adding it back?

Head over to and login to your Account dashboard. Once logged in, look for the section under "My Account" that says "Pin Preference" and select "Update"  From there, enable "Always require a PIN to make purchases and add items from the Channel Store."

This will prevent Channels from being added to the Roku without specifically entering your chosen PIN code.

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